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Rick Perry's Illegal Trouble

What the Rick Perry indictment really means: Is 109-year sentence threat a sham — or a true danger?

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony counts, for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. A grand jury ruled against Perry for his alleged e ...


Ridiculous Rick

Rick Perry's wild Iowa tour includes bizarre corn dog and Bachelorette encounters

By Claire St. Amant

The rest of the country may be in the midst of the dog days of summer, but outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry is keeping busy. Fresh off announcing his very own political action committee, RickPAC, Per ...


Texas Politics

Purple power: Liberals outnumber conservatives in Houston, new study says

By Alex Bentley

Thanks in large part to former President George W. Bush and the high profile of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas is generally viewed as overwhelmingly conservative. But a new study profiled by The Econo ...


Pix of the Day

Priceless photo of laughing Obama and pouty Perry spawns caption contest

By Teresa Gubbins

President Obama's visit to Dallas earlier this week produced a photo showing a scowling Gov. Rick Perry that has become a caption contest across Facebook. The photo from a meeting that ...


Getting Presidential

Barack Obama is roaring into Texas to mingle with Hollywood stars and take over a historic theater

By Ryan Lakich

President Barack Obama is coming to Texas this week for some high profile, big money events. He'll start in Dallas on Wednesday for a fundraising barbecue at the home of prominent attorney ...


Party watch

One of the last black-tie galas of the season honors a cancer-surviving local legend politician

By Shelby Hodge

What: CancerForward's "The New Summer Standard." Where: Houston Country Club. The 411: Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia and Millette and Haag Sherman chaired the dinner dance ...


Politics

Fake Obama photo meant to "smear" a rival envelops Houston congressman in cloud of controversy

By Tyler Rudick

With his bid for U.S. Senate floundering, outspoken Houston area congressman Steve Stockman was caught red-handed this week after posting a fake picture of Republican rival John Cornyn standing wit ...


Ch, ch, changes

Houston Chronicle shakeup continues: Former first lady joins editorial team; big pay cuts for others

By Clifford Pugh

The ever-changing Houston Chronicle has made a surprising hire: Former Houston first lady Andrea White is joining the editorial staff on a temporary basis that could become permanent. The move ...


What's he smoking?

Gone to pot? Texas Gov. Rick Perry softens stance on marijuana

By Claire St. Amant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is well-known as a supporter of guns and low taxes, but he's never made headlines for his stance on legalizing marijuana. Until now. The global media is calling Perry' ...


Annise Parker

Nerd Power: Houston mayor opens up on closet cleaning, sci-fi love and Bill Clinton lessons

By Clifford Pugh

"Nerd" is a word that Mayor Annise Parker considers a badge of honor. During an interview, she proudly ticks off her self-described "nerd credentials" —  she likes to ...


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